Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

This recipe is totally inspired and copied From treatntrick.blogspot.com with few changes that suit my family , I love breads and the smell of yeast and especially when I knead the dough and see the rise after 1 hour , that happiness is very unique as it gives me a sense of accomplishment and then the finished product make me feel so good … these feelings can be understood by a bread baker as making breads is an art and every time there is fear of failure as yeast sometimes doesn’t work the way you want it ….I am glad that I have befriended Mr Yeast and it’s worth it , plus trying out new varieties of breads at home is my way sharing love with my family
The best part of this bread was involving kids to make the balls and coat it in the sugar , plus weighing each dough ball was fun with them and the finished product is so yummm that it got over within minutes …. After eating these buns My niece Refa asked me if I can make savory by rolling the dough balls  in Parmesan , parsley and chili flakes mixture … loved her idea and Planning to try that soon
You can get the actual recipe here
Monkey Bread  Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com
I got some information from Google as What is Monkey bread as I too was curious to know more about it
Monkey bread is also called monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, African coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me cake, and pluck-it cake and is a soft, sweet, sticky pastry served in the United States for breakfast or as a treat. It consists of pieces of soft small baked dough sprinkled with cinnamon. It is often served at fairs and festivals.

Ingredients

  • Maida or all purpose flour – 2cups
  • Instant yeast – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Melted butter – 2 tbsp
  • Milk powder  – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Milk or warm water – 125 ml ( I used milk )

COATING

  • Melted butter – 1/4cup plus 2 tbsp
  • Brown sugar – 1/4 cup ( I added 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder to enhance the flavour )

Directions

  1. Combine warm milk, yeast and sugar , keep aside for 5 minutes then add melted butter
  2. In a mixing bowl add flour, milk powder  and salt , gradually  add milk mixture to the dry ingredients, forms into soft dough by hand or mixer.
  3. Knead by hand on floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth. ( the dough has to very soft )
  4. Transfer into greased and covered bowl, let rise in double in size ( it takes approx 1 hour )
  5. Lightly grease bundt pan or 18 cm ring pan Punch the dough down and divide the dough in lemon size balls ( 15 gms each )
  6. Coat each ball with melted butter then roll into sugar. Place the coated balls in layer onto bundt pan. Pour remaining butter and brown sugar if any over balls.
  7. Keep it aside for another 1 hour . Preheat the oven at 180C and Bake for 25 minutes. Let sit in a pan for 10 minutes, invert into a serving plate.

Let it cool slightly before serving.
I took 45 minutes to make the bread proofing time not included
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